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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malesia to New Guinea.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 90-180 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pubescent; with reflexed hairs. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1(-2) mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades 27-37 cm long; 5-10 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides; pubescent; hairy adaxially, or on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle glabrous. Panicle open; nodding; 18.5-30 cm long; 4-6 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 3-5 -nate; 11.5-20 cm long; bearing 5-8 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle axis scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets laterally compressed; 17-25 mm long; 4-6 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose; hairy in a ring above; disarticulating obliquely; with circular scar.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets laterally compressed; 17-25 mm long; 4-6 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose; hairy in a ring above; disarticulating obliquely; with circular scar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 6-7 mm long; 0.7-0.85 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein smooth, or scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute; mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 8.5-9.5 mm long; 0.85-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth, or scaberulous. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 9-11 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy below; hairy on veins. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 6-10 mm long overall. Palea 7-8.5 mm long; 0.75 length of lemma. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 2-3 mm long; orange. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; lanceolate; 8.5-9 mm long; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: Malesia and Papuasia.
Reference
Bromeae. Veldkamp 1994.

Native to:

Borneo, Jawa, Maluku, New Guinea

Bromus insignis Buse appears in other Kew resources:

First published in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Jungh., prepr.: 7 (1854)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0